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Local songstress, Alori Joh, found dead

OW Staff | 2/8/2012, 5 p.m.

Authorities Wednesday said the woman found dead at the base of a radio transmission tower in the unincorporated Rancho Dominguez area near Compton apparently committed suicide by jumping from the structure.

Deputies were called to the 2200-block of University Drive at 4:38 p.m. Monday, said Lt. Christopher Bergner of the sheriff's Carson Station. The woman, now identified as Loriana Johnson, died at the scene, said coroner's Assistant Chief Ed Winter.

Johnson, 25, was an aspiring recording artist better known as Alori Joh, a West Coast native who worked alongside some of Top Dawg Entertainment's rising artists, including Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q and Ab-Soul.